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Welcome to AVID at Kailua Intermediate School
AVID

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AVID: Advancement Via Individual Determination

“AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Shauna Hirota and Wess Unten , AVID Coordinator: shirota@kis.k12.hi.us or wunten@kis.k12.hi.us

Mrs. Hirota's AVID Class website

What is AVID?
AVID, a national organization, is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills. Read more about AVID   


Who is an AVID student?
AVID students are students in the academic middle, capable of completing a college preparatory path with support. These students often are not realizing their full potential academically. Read more about AVID

The AVID Student Profile 
* Average grades
* Average test scores 
* College potential with support
* Good attendance
* Good behavior in and out of the classroom 
* Has the desire and individual determination to work hard and succeed
* May be first generation in family to attend college
* Demonstrates good citizenship
* Able to work well with others

AVID at Kailua Intermediate
School-wide achievement results from the professional development received by subject area teachers, counselors, administrators, district administrators, and especially through the success of the students. Use of AVID WICOR methodologies, such as Cornell note-taking and group collaboration, in all classes helps create a college-going culture across the campus.

Students who are selected for AVID will take an AVID elective class.  In the elective class, AVID students receive support through a rigorous curriculum and ongoing, structured tutorials. AVID elective teachers support AVID students by providing academic training, working with faculty and parents, and by helping students develop long-range academic and personal plans. See Mrs. Hirota's AVID Class website


How to apply for AVID?
Being in AVID is voluntary.  Both incoming 7th graders and 8th graders may apply for the AVID program.  Students who are interested in being in AVID must complete the AVID Student Application and be interviewed by AVID staff. Students can also be nominated by a teacher or counselor. Filling out the application does not guarantee selection. All students who would like to apply to be in AVID must complete and submit the application and be interviewed to be considered for possible selection. 

 

UPDATED: January, 2016

 
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